MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The military band of the motorized rifle formation of the Southern Military District (SMD), stationed in the Volgograd region, performed on the stage of the Volgograd Philharmonic as part of the international music festival named after Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov.
Military musicians led by the head of the orchestra, Major Anatoly Nikitchin and military conductor Major Vitaly Sergovantsev, performed popular works by the composer, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, in whose memory concerts are held in a number of Russian and foreign cities these January days.
In addition to the military orchestra, the concert program was attended by the choir of the Volgograd Conservatory, the youth ensemble “Kamerton”, as well as soloists of the Philharmonic.
The Valery Khalilov International Music Festival is a unique creative project, the idea of organizing which belongs to V. Khalilov’s friends, colleagues, associates as a token of deep respect and memory of the outstanding figure in the national military music of modern Russia. The main goals of the Festival are to demonstrate the special role of wind and choral music in the history and patriotic education of the younger generation, the revival of its glorious traditions and the further popularization of musical art.
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